Russia has already begun to use Nord Stream 2 as a weapon against Ukraine. This was stated by the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak at the YES Brainstorming conference, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“We believe that today we can say that Russia has begun to use Nord Stream as a weapon against Ukraine. If we had the opportunity to see the prices yesterday, according to the IC Future exchange, during the trading, the price of the October gas futures on the TTF index exceeded $ 700 per thousand cubic meters to a maximum, reaching 57.25 euros per megawatt / hour," Yermak said.
Meanwhile, the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been fully completed. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 project wants to put the gas pipeline into operation by the end of 2021.
As we reported earlier, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau called on the European Union to focus on preventing security risks and divisions in Europe in connection with the launch of Nord Stream 2.
Rau noted that Nord Stream 2 could not be stopped, despite the opposition of some European countries. At the same time, Warsaw's position has not changed.
"But despite intensified discussions on this issue, this project could not be stopped. Construction will be completed," Rau said.